Chevrolet Malibu Valve Cover Gasket Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $215 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$85 to $613
Labor: $77 -$560
Parts: $8 -$53
Average Dealer price
$118 to 757
Average Shop price
$101 to 650
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$385.82Shop/Dealer Price$470.36 - $593.28
2016 Chevrolet MalibuL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$153.86Shop/Dealer Price$188.25 - $245.46
1982 Chevrolet MalibuV8-5.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$169.42Shop/Dealer Price$206.45 - $258.65
2010 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$385.82Shop/Dealer Price$470.53 - $593.59
2005 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$195.16Shop/Dealer Price$237.72 - $296.72
2003 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$174.16Shop/Dealer Price$212.33 - $268.04
1982 Chevrolet MalibuV8-5.7L DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$162.22Shop/Dealer Price$197.57 - $244.45
2017 Chevrolet MalibuL4-1.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$560.30Shop/Dealer Price$679.97 - $809.27
Show example Chevrolet Malibu Valve Cover Gasket Replacement prices

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Valve Cover Gasket all about?

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine. The valve cover is attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for adjustment. Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be covered in oil. Since the engine is losing oil, running the car for too long without an inspection and repair can cause engine damage.

Keep in mind:

When the valve cover gasket is replaced, the valve cover should be inspected as well.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

Our recommendation:

If you notice oil on the ground beneath your car, get your car inspected as soon as you can. Do not drive the car for too long with low engine oil. If they see an oil leak, most mechanics will inspect the valve cover gasket first. Schedule regular oil changes to minimize the sludge formation in your engine.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Valve Cover Gasket?

  • Oil is leaking.
  • Debris and oil around the valve cover.
  • Slight oil smell.
  • Oil found in spark plug wells.

How important is this service?

Your engine’s internal pieces are lubricated with oil. This oil needs to stay in the engine, because the engine relies on it, and it can be harmful if it leaks out. To keep the oil where it belongs, your engine is sealed in many places. On the top, your engine is sealed by the valve cover. This valve cover has a gasket (which is made out of rubber or cork), which seals the cover to the engine, and keeps any oil from leaking out.

If the gasket deteriorates, oil will begin to leak out. If the oil leaks out, your engine will not be properly lubricated, and serious engine damage can occur. Oil that leaks out through the valve cover gasket can also fall into the exhaust system and ignite an engine fire.

Fast and easy Valve Cover Gasket Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Excellent Rating


Chevrolet Malibu Repair

Average Rating

4.6/5

Number of Reviews

540

Rating Summary
496
22
6
4
12
496
22
6
4
12

Meet some of our expert Chevrolet mechanics

Real customer reviews from Chevrolet owners like you.

Joseph

29 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
29 years of experience
Very quickly replaced my starter and I was back on the road. Price was less than expected and he took the time to answer all my questions and even topped of my oil and coolant with no extra charges. Very refreshing to work with an honest and helpful mechanic for a change.
2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU - CAR STARTER REPAIR - PLANO, TEXAS

Duane

21 years of experience
216 reviews
Duane
21 years of experience
All around awesome dude who knows his stuff. Doesn't try to swindle his *female* customers. Very professional and highly recommended.
2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU - VALVE COVER GASKET - CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Jonathan

13 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
13 years of experience
Great service, great convenience, and greater price!
2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 1500 - VALVE COVER GASKET - GILBERT, ARIZONA

TJ

22 years of experience
133 reviews
TJ
22 years of experience
TJ was really helpful, kept it professional and got my car running in no time.
2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU - CAR IS NOT STARTING - CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$385.82Shop/Dealer Price$470.36 - $593.28
2016 Chevrolet MalibuL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$153.86Shop/Dealer Price$188.25 - $245.46
1982 Chevrolet MalibuV8-5.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$169.42Shop/Dealer Price$206.45 - $258.65
2010 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$385.82Shop/Dealer Price$470.53 - $593.59
2005 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$195.16Shop/Dealer Price$237.72 - $296.72
2003 Chevrolet MalibuV6-3.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$174.16Shop/Dealer Price$212.33 - $268.04
1982 Chevrolet MalibuV8-5.7L DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$162.22Shop/Dealer Price$197.57 - $244.45
2017 Chevrolet MalibuL4-1.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$560.30Shop/Dealer Price$679.97 - $809.27
Show example Chevrolet Malibu Valve Cover Gasket Replacement prices

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com